Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' first state budget targets higher education for more cuts — $160 million less than the current spending plan.
In effect, the Republican is continuing such cuts that he made shortly after taking office last month.
Greitens' general revenue budget, which funds most state services, calls for spending about $345 million more than in the current fiscal year. But acting state budget director Dan Haug said Thursday that a number of state departments will see a total of about $600 million less than what they currently receive.